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Manual Therapy

  • Injuries or post-surgical conditions of the musculoskeletal system (made up of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue) often contribute to limited and painful motion. This can lead to pain and a decrease in daily activities. Physical therapists often use a variety of specific, hands-on techniques, called manual therapy, to improve mobility in joints and soft tissues.

    Our highly trained clinicians assess whether the muscles and joints have hypo- (restricted) or hyper- (excessive) mobility. Once restrictions or other dysfunctions are identified, the physical therapist may use various manual therapy techniques to reduce pain, improve mobility, facilitate movement, increase soft tissue extensibility and restore function.

    Additional programs and treatments that our physical therapists may utilize include:

    • Aquatic therapy
    • Balance training
    • Custom foot orthotic fabrication
    • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
    • McKenzie method
    • Postural education
    • Spinal traction
    • Therapeutic exercise
    • Therapeutic modalities